BOSTON (AP) - Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh's administration is calling on the state's top gambling regulator to recuse himself from the casino licensing process in eastern Massachusetts. In a letter Thursday, the administration accused Massachusetts Gaming Commission Chairman Stephen Crosby of making "prejudicial" statements critical of the city's request to be declared a host community for proposed casinos in nearby Everett and Revere.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - Authorities say a child's body has been found off a Massachusetts highway and it matches the height and weight of a 5-year-old boy who has been missing for seven months. Officials say the body found in Sterling has not been positively identified as Jeremiah Oliver, of Fitchburg. Jeremiah's mother has been held on bail since pleading not guilty in March to charges including kidnapping, assault and battery and reckless endangerment. Her boyfriend pleaded not guilty to similar charges.
BOSTON (AP) - Survivors of last year's twin bombings at the Boston Marathon say they have mixed feelings as the race day approaches. Celeste Corcoran and Heather Abbott say the days leading up to the race have been filled with public appearances, media interviews and gatherings with friends and family. But, speaking at an event yesterday evening, they said the busy schedule is a welcome "distraction" from thinking about how much has changed in a year.
BOSTON (AP) - David Ortiz wants to visit the Boston Marathon finish line Monday after the Red Sox are done with their game against Baltimore. Just over a year ago, two bombs went off near the finish line, less than a mile from Fenway Park. Boston plays the Orioles on Monday in its traditional 11 a.m. Patriots' Day start.
BOSTON (AP) - Rhode Island's Bryant University is asking students to resist the urge to take selfies with its president while receiving their diplomas. University President Ronald Machtley (MAYK'-lee) says students ask him to take selfies on the Smithfield campus all the time. Senior and Worcester (WUS'-tur), Massachusetts, native Ali Luthman says some students might be upset about the no selfies rule but "no one is crying about it."
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